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Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You is becoming a movie and it should start like this

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is being turned into a movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal is adapting the modern Christmas standard into an animated film based… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Uber’s attempt to block Seattle drivers from unionizing has failed

A Washington state judge put the brakes on Uber’s attempt to block the city of Seattle from implementing a landmark law allowing freelance drivers for ride-hailing companies to unionize, according… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Everything review

Everything is a stew of contradictions. It’s slow and it’s thrilling. It’s silly and it’s clever. It’s strange and it’s familiar.
Everything was created by artist David OReilly, who worked on the… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Android O will limit what apps can do in the background to save battery life

In the ever-constant pursuit of better battery life, Google is planning to limit what Android apps can do in the background. On Android O, which the company announced today, apps will be limited in… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Twitter is ramping up its fight against extremist accounts

Twitter said today that it removed 376,890 accounts for promoting terrorism during the final six months of 2016, showing a serious increase in the company’s efforts to knock out extremist profiles.
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March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

I love this 45-minute Instagram Live tutorial by Rihanna

Last night, Rihanna used Instagram’s relatively new Live feature to live stream herself watching her Bates Motel debut, surrounded by some friends and some drinks. You can watch the whole thing on… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Sony’s new Xperia L1 features a 5.5-inch HD display and Android Nougat

Sony announced a new smartphone for North America yesterday. The Xperia L1 is a pretty standard midrange Android device that features a USB-C port, runs Android N, and comes in pink. These are all… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

The Hidden Time watch uses an optical illusion to trick you into focusing on the present

Smartwatches are all well and good, but sometimes the stress of notifications pinging and screens constantly lighting up is all a bit much. Sometimes it’s nice to just put on a regular watch and… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Adidas pop-up lets shoppers design a sweater using laser body scans and light sensors

A pop-up Adidas store in Berlin is offering customers the chance to design, create, and purchase a sweater in just a few hours, Reuters reports.
First, the shopper enters a dark room where a laser… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

6 problems that make Iron Fist so frustrating

Marvel’s Iron Fist premiered on Netflix on March 17th, giving fans the chance to finally join the conversation critics have already been having for weeks. A weekend of binge-watching later, the… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Would you buy a $300 audio recorder if it had three mics?

The Philips VoiceTracer DVT7500 is a new audio recorder that the company claims is specifically designed for recording music (as opposed to, say, interviews or lectures). While Philip’s other audio… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Microsoft provided Tim Cook with a Surface Pro 4

Microsoft provided Apple CEO Tim Cook with a toaster and a refrigerator recently, neatly packaged into a Surface tablet. The software giant supplied 300 Surface Pro 4 devices for the latest China… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Everybody knows this quote, but nobody knows where it’s from

Here’s a quiz: without searching the internet, can you name the source of this quote?
One character asks: “What does it do?” Another replies: “It doesn’t do anything. That’s the beauty of it.”
I… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly on NASA’s twin experiment and the future of space travel

Mark and Scott Kelly are the only twins that have ever traveled to space — and their experience will be invaluable if we want to get to Mars one day.
The brothers are taking part in what NASA… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Apple releases spring Watch bands in cheery colors

Apple has made a few announcements already today (including a red iPhone 7 and an iPad refresh!), but it turns out Apple Watch is also getting some love. Every type of Apple Watch band, including… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

If you mix NBA Jam and League of Legends, you get Dunk Lords

Indie game developers aren’t waiting on publishers to revive classics – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Microsoft finalizes its custom version of Windows 10 for China

Microsoft has finished developing a custom version of its Windows 10 operating system for the Chinese government. Microsoft worked with the China Electronics Technology Group (CTEC) on the joint… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Apple’s new Clips app makes social videos for other social networks

Apple wants in on social video sharing — just not with its own social network.
The company just announced a new Apple-made app called Clips, which borrows features from Snapchat, Instagram, Vine,… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Apple launches red iPhone 7

Apple is introducing a new color option for its iPhone 7 lineup today: red. While the iPhone maker has offered special product red cases for the iPhone previously, this is the first time the actual… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Apple replaces iPad Air 2 with cheaper 9.7-inch iPad

Apple has refreshed its iPad line-up, dropping the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 and replacing it with a device simply called the iPad. The specs of the tablet remain largely the same as that of the Air 2,… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

After Breath of the Wild, I just want to play Mass Effect: Andromeda and Persona 5 on Switch

The realm of Hyrule goes wherever I go. So far, I’ve played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on a plane, a train, and a bus. It’s usually stuffed — along with the Nintendo Switch — into a… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Google is adding an app launcher to its mobile app

Google loves tweaking its mobile app to add additional features beyond regular search. The Google app on both iOS and Android was updated with two-factor authentication support last year, and today… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

You can now order emergency booze and food using Prime Now on Alexa

Amazon’s free two-hour delivery service, Prime Now, is now available on Alexa. That means that if you’re a paying Prime subscriber and own an Alexa-supported device (like the Echo or Echo Dot) you… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge

Google revamps policy on ads and offensive content after UK YouTube boycott

Google has announced a series of changes to its policies on advertising and hate speech, after several major brands pulled their ads from YouTube earlier this week. In a blog post published on… – The Verge

March 21st, 2017 Tech News, The Verge